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Bourbon Chicken

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My family loves this slightly spicy "bourbon" chicken (minus the bourbon). I serve it over basmati or jasmine rice with roasted broccoli. It's a quick and delicious meal!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, chicken, dinner, easy, poultry, rice
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 524
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3 cloves garlic squeezed through a garlic press or minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple juice good quality
  • 1/3 cup low sodium tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves cut into bite-size pieces
  • kosher salt
  • white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch plus 2 tablespoons water for cornstarch slurry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked white rice for serving
  • 2 green onions sliced, for serving


  • In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, apple juice, apple cider and tamari. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl toss chicken with a generous pinch of kosher salt, white pepper and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, work in batches cooking the chicken until golden browned on all sides. Transfer cooked chicken to a bowl and repeat, adding a teaspoon more oil as needed.
  • Once all the chicken has been cooked, add it all back to the pan and pour the sauce into the pan.Bring to a boil and then pour in the cornstarch slurry.
  • Stir and cook for a few minutes until the sauce is thick and glossy.
  • Serve over hot rice and garnish with sliced green onions.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1434mg | Potassium: 1046mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg